Lawsuits allege that AT&T is charging taxes on data access fees

Lawsuits allege that AT&T is charging taxes on data access fees
The new year may not look too cheery from AT&T’s side because they are facing a bevy of lawsuits from customers who allege that AT&T is improperly levying taxes against them on data access fees. This isn’t the first time they’ve been hit with a similar lawsuit, but two separate suits filed in Georgian and Indiana federal courts takes aim at the number two wireless carrier. They basically point out that AT&T is violating the federal Internet Tax Freedom Act which prevents local and state governments from imposing taxes on Internet access from November 1, 2003 to November 1, 2014. These two new suits are seeking class-action status and supplement the larger wave of suits hitting AT&T across the country. Marty Richter, an AT&T spokesman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that they have done nothing wrong or illegal – he goes on further to say that “AT&T complies with all tax laws.”

via FierceWireless


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